bands/musicians The Best Skate Punk Bands

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This skate punk bands list ranks the best skate punk bands and musicians by votes. This list of top skate punk groups let’s you see who skate punk fans think are the best bands in skate punk music. Originally a derivative of the West Coast hardcore punk scene, skate punk gets its name for its popularity within the skating community. Skate punk can be defined as melodic hardcore punk that when combined with the high energy of straightforward punk rock creates a sound that's distinctly associate with skateboarders. Emerging in the early 1980s in Southern California, Arizona, and Texas, skate punk has become one of the most popular forms of punk rock. In the late 1990s, the genre exploded into the mainstream and hasn't looked back since. Though some may associate skate punk and pop punk together, they're different genre and shouldn't be confused.


So, what are the best skate punk bands? Any list of skate punk bands has to include the likes of NOFX, Bad Religion, Blink 182, Rancid, Pennywise, and the Descendents. When you think of skater music, these are the groups that likely jump to the front of your mind. These bands have managed to endure over the years, especially when compared to other good skate punk bands. Regardless of mainstream popularity, the best skate punk bands should be at near the top of this poll. 

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best skate punk bands. If you notice that a band isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best skate punk bands of all time?" and "who are the greatest skate punk rock bands ever?"

If you're a skate punk that knows about the genre, please vote based for the bands that have put out your favorite skateboarding songs. Even if you don't skate, vote up your skate punk bands. 

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NOFX is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
NOFX Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

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Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Bad Religion Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

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Millencolin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Millencolin Pop punk, Ska punk, Skate punk

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Pennywise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Pennywise Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music

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Lagwagon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Lagwagon Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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Rancid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Rancid Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk

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No Use for a Name is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
No Use for a Name Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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Descendents is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Descendents Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
The Offspring Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Blink-182 Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

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Rise Against is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Rise Against Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

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Strung Out is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Strung Out Crossover thrash, Heavy metal, Melodic hardcore

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Ramones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Ramones Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

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No Fun at All is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
No Fun at All Melodic hardcore, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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face to face is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
face to face Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Good Riddance Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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Less Than Jake is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Less Than Jake Pop punk, Ska punk, Third-wave of ska

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The Bouncing Souls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
The Bouncing Souls Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Dropkick Murphys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Dropkick Murphys Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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Social Distortion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Social Distortion Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

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Misfits is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Misfits Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk

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Propaghandi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands

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Anti‐Flag is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Anti‐Flag Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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Suicidal Tendencies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Suicidal Tendencies Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Goldfinger Pop punk, Ska punk, Alternative rock

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Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Black Flag Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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Operation Ivy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Operation Ivy Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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Minor Threat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Minor Threat Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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MxPx is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
MxPx Pop punk, Christian punk, Skate punk

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Sum 41 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Sum 41 Pop punk, Rapcore, Melodic hardcore

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H2O is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
H2O Melodic hardcore, Skate punk, Punk rock

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Flogging Molly is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Flogging Molly Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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Green Day is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Green Day Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Alkaline Trio is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Alkaline Trio Horror punk, Pop punk, New Wave

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Sick of It All is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Sick of It All Crossover thrash, Metalcore, New York hardcore

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Ten Foot Pole is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Ten Foot Pole Pop punk, Punk rock

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Fugazi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Fugazi Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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Reel Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Reel Big Fish Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Pop punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

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Guttermouth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Guttermouth Pop punk, Pop music, Skate punk

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AFI is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
AFI Horror punk, Neo-progressive rock, Gothic rock

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Pulley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Pulley Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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Circle Jerks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Circle Jerks Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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Screeching Weasel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Screeching Weasel Pop punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

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88 Fingers Louie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
88 Fingers Louie Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

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New Found Glory is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
New Found Glory Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Adolescents is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Adolescents Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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Agent Orange is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Agent Orange Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock

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Agnostic Front is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
Agnostic Front Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk

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7 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Skate Punk Bands
7 Seconds Straight edge, Youth crew, Melodic hardcore